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Lost all my file associations

Last response: in Windows XP
May 5, 2010 12:06:24 AM


More about : lost file associations

May 5, 2010 1:29:27 AM

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May 5, 2010 5:42:24 AM


[#0005ff]Doug Knox provides two fixes for this at his website. Go to and click on XP Fixes then on File Association Fixes. You then have two to choose from or take both - one is the .LNK fix if your shortcuts are messed up and the other is the .EXE fix for executable files that have gone wrong. Download both - they're quite safe to add to your Registry when prompted. Restart the computer afterwards and post back if they didn't do the trick.

Your biggest problem is yet to come - finding which nasty piece of malware that caused this to happen - scan with everythign you have and if you don't have MalwareBytes, download it from and use that to clean up.